Lot 231: pair of loose emerads

pair of loose emerads

The matched pair of emerald cut emeralds weigh 107.73 carats and 111.48 carats

Estimate $200,000 - 250,000 CAD

Sold for $284,250
*Includes Buyer's Premium

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Does it cost anything to make an absentee or telephone bid?
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Toronto , ON M6H 1L6

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